If you haven't got an account with Dropbox yet, feel free to use this referral link. I'll get more space. :3 Now for the guide proper:
The default Dropbox package for Ubuntu pulls in stuff from Gnome (nautilus), which I don't really need for my Kubuntu desktop. So here's what a did, based on this guide.
Open the command line (konsole, terminal) to download the dropbox for your platform. I'm using the 64 bit version. If you are using 32bit, just leave the _86 out.
$ wget -O dropbox.tar.gz http://www.getdropbox.com/download?plat=lnx.x86_64Extract the file
$ tar zxof dropbox.tar.gzIf necessary, say the files were not extracted to your home directory,
$ mv .dropbox-dist ~/.dropbox-distBasic installation is done, so I will 1) run it, and 2) make Dropbox start when my desktop starts.
1) Run Dropbox
$ ~/.dropbox-dist/dropboxd &You should see the Dropbox icon in the system tray... and so configure it accordingly. ;)
2) Under (KDE) System Settings > Advance (tab) > Autostart.
Click on "Add Program", and type in the full path. In my case it's
/home/ensheng/.dropbox-dist/dropboxdAlso check the box for "Run in terminal". Ok, done. Try rebooting and see if the Dropbox starts automatically.. it should. Enjoy. ;)